Optical interface study of MANIFEST to GMACS and GCLEF instruments

Jessica Zheng, Sagi Ben-Ami, Daniel Faes, Celestina S. Lacombe, Jon Lawrence, Helen McGregor, Ellie O'Brien, Luke Schmidt, Tayyaba Zafar, Ross Zhelem

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MANIFEST, the Many Instrument Fiber System, is a fiber-positioner facility proposed for Giant Magellen Telescope (GMT) by Australian Astronomical Optics, Macquarie University (AAO MQ). It will use hundreds fiber robotic positioners ”Starbugs” to access telescope large focal plane and provides a means for the first light instruments GMACS and G-CLEF to increase their native capabilities. Since the concept was proposed, a lot of development has been made. In this paper, we will report the latest optical interface development between MANIFEST to GMACS and G-CLEF instrument during the pre-conceptual design study.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGround-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII
EditorsChristopher J. Evans, Julia J. Bryant, Kentaro Motohara
Place of PublicationBellingham, Washington
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781510636828
ISBN (Print)9781510636811
Publication statusPublished - 13 Dec 2020
EventGround-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII - Virtual, United States
Duration: 14 Dec 202022 Dec 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceGround-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII
Country/TerritoryUnited States

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  • optical interface
  • fiber positioner


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